Fane Posted December 23, 2018 Share Posted December 23, 2018 Hello all, first post after lurking for a while... I've had a 30-button Anglo for a few years and made some very half-hearted attempts at learning to play it. (It's a Scarlatti, all my millennial-living-in-Brighton budget will allow me, I'm some way off being able to justify shelling out for anything better) I've made a slightly early new year's resolution that 2019 will be the year I actually devote a lot of time and attention to learning to play properly. I did the same a couple of years ago with clawhammer banjo and I managed it! The main thing I need is guidance. I've been basically teaching myself - I'm totally fine with theory from learning other instruments, I've got my head around the whole bisonoric thing, I know what notes are where on the concertina, I can hack out a few tunes without too many mistakes, but I'm not sure where to go from here to progress any further. I'm mainly into playing fiddle tunes on it - old-time stuff, reels, airs, jigs and the like. My banjo repertoire is mostly American old-time tunes with a few Irish/Celtic and English ones thrown in. Purely in terms of what notes to play I can translate all these over to the concertina pretty easily but it's actually being able to play them where I stumble! I'm not too interested in doing chordy/Morris type stuff but it would be nice to learn how to do chord accompaniments with the left hand too. So, any advice on how to progress? Any good books/online tutors people would recommend? Thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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